• Offered by Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Business
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rebecca Tan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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The semester offering of this course is subject to enrolment numbers.

This course is designed to equip project managers with the critical skills and knowledge required to effectively manage resource costs associated with their projects while delivering quality outcomes on a timely basis.  Specifically, the course introduces a number of management accounting concepts and techniques that can be used to anlayse how projects consume resources, create value for a firm and its customers, and how this value may be enhanced. During this course students should learn accounting concepts and the accounting cycle as they apply to projects, understand and analyse financial statements, plan and manage project revenue and cashflows, engage in project budgeting and project cost control including variance analysis, analyse project financing options, and evaluate capital investment projects.  Students should also be able to understand the principles of taxation as they apply to projects.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. explain the role of accounting as an information system and its use to make economic decisions;

2. explain cost concepts, undertake cost estimation and cashflow forecasting for a project and subsequently translate this into project budgets and plans;

3. apply management accounting tools for project cost and budgetary control, as well as performance evaluation;

4. manage project cash flows and analyse financial statements;

5. learn independently and to assume responsibility for the learning process;

6. learn within teams – to co-operate with team members, to assume leadership and to manage differences and conflicts;

7. tolerate ambiguity in managerial and organisational problem-solving.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Mid-semester Exam 15%
  • Team Assignment 35%
  • Final Exam 50%

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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 12 hours a week (including non-teaching weeks) to completing the work. This will include attending classes, course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BUSN7031


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2382 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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